Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

South Korean Air Force recruits pro-gamers


The South Korean Air Force is in the process of recruiting five professional gamers to help develop the next-generation of flight simulators and war-game programs. There are roughly 300 South Korean citizens that are professional gamers, and the Air Force is hoping to utilize the best of their talents to fine-tune the military's training regimen.

In addition, the selected gamers will be able to count their program testing efforts toward the country's 2-year mandatory military service, but they will have to sweat out four weeks at boot camp first. The recruits will also be allowed to continue competing in domestic e-sports contests, but are barred from accepting prize money. Paid or not, can't let them skillz get rusty.

From around the web

ear iconeye icontext filevr